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Dumbo's Circus
Format Live-action/puppets
Starring Patty Maloney
Mark Sawyer
Van Snowden
Joe Giamalava
Sharon Baird
Norman Merrill, Jr.
Caleb Chung
Ron Mangham
Voices of Katie Leigh
Walker Edmiston
Patricia Parris
Jim Cummings
Will Ryan
Hal Smith
Ron Gans
Country of origin  United States
No. of episodes 120
Running time 30 Minutes
Original channel The Disney Channel
Original run May 6, 1985 – 1988

Dumbo's Circus was a live-action/puppet television series that aired on The Disney Channel, featuring the character of Dumbo from the original film.



In the show, Dumbo has grown up, is able to speak, and has struck out on his own to begin his own circus. He and a cast of characters fly from town to town, in a wagon pulled through the air by Dumbo, performing their "greatest little show on earth". Other than Dumbo, none of the characters from the original film were cast in the show.

The cast members are human-sized anthropomorphic animals played by people in puppet suits using technology developed by Ken Forsse, the creator of Teddy Ruxpin. The same production technique was used for Welcome to Pooh Corner.

Each character would perform a particular talent, which ranged from dancing and singing to telling knock knock jokes.

The wagon used in the show is now displayed on the backlot of Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida.

Dumbo's Circus began airing on May 6, 1985 and was removed from the channel when it began airing commercial breaks in 1997. Unlike Welcome to Pooh Corner, the show has yet to have any VHS/DVD releases.



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